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. dr. nancy snyderman has more. >> reporter: visits to the emergency room are skyrocketing. about 130 million a year. >> i'm just going to take a listen to you, okay? >> anybody can be seen. so i think in our country now, the big thing is that emergency rooms are facing people without insurance. >> reporter: it's a tremendous burden on torontos. >> -- burden on hospitals. that's why this is among the first in the country to test a new approach. they're sending paramedics on house calls to patients with chronic conditions like diabetes and asthma who might otherwise go to the e.r. >> you get to spend more time with them and find out what's going on. >> reporter: chris andersen is among the first group of paramedics trained to make the house calls. he checks in with patients, like victoria, helping her things she used to visit the emergency room for. the project started last october, after officials referred people who used the emergency room nine or more times a year. >> we've had some patients here 23 times in a month. >> reporter: sense then, paramedics made more than 1,000 home visi
-- the house call. our report tonight from nbc's chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman. >> reporter: visits to the emergency room are skyrocketing. about 130 million a year. >> i'm going to listen to you, too. >> anybody can be seen. so i think in our country now a big thing is that the emergency department is the safety net for people without insurance. >> reporter: it is a tremendous burden on hospitals struggling to keep costs down. >> 81-year-old lady here with shortness of breath. >> reporter: that's why minnesota's north memorial health care system is among the first in the country to test a new approach they think may reduce admissions and keep people healthier. they are sending paramedics on house calls to patients with chronic conditions like diabetes and asthma who may otherwise go to the e.r. >> you get to spend more time with them, find out what's going on, what's bothering them. what they need help with. how are you today? >> reporter: chris anderson is among the first group of paramedics specially trained to make house calls. he checks in on patients like victoria, helping her
health. dr. nancy snyderman, nbc news, new york. >>> coming up next, ready to launch. china's first mission to the moon. what it hopes to accomplish with its lunar exploration plans. >> a new debate on twitter. this crash scene photo tweeted by mitt romney's son. >>> clear skies, but fog toward san francisco. 54 degrees there. the fog may be moving faster than traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza. woah, this kitchen is beautiful! give him the tour. let me show you! soft-close drawers, farm sink! where's my room? we had to take just a little bit for the kitchen. because your kitchen dreams can be big. ikea has it all. woah, this kitchen is beautiful! give him the tour. let me show you! soft-close drawers, farm sink! where's my room? we had to take just a little bit for the kitchen. because your kitchen dreams can be big. ikea has it all. >> a tweet from mitt romney's son is going viral. the tweet was read "first on scene to big accident. i lifted four people out to safety. all okay. thankful." some are calling him a hero. he's drawing backlash because of that picture. joe fryar has t
, the pa patient, but a whole group of patients in there? dr. nancy snyderman explains, it could be the office visit of the future. >> right now, you don't have anything to worry about. >> reporter: flowers and even refreshments and this isn't clear a typical doctor's visit. it might be the model for the quality of health care. it's a shared medical appointment. for as many as 15 people with similar health issues all at once. >> it's a bang for your buck. there is value. you have extra time, extra information, extra resources, extra understanding. >> reporter: while a typical checkup lasts 15 to 30 minutes, a patient can have a shared medical appointment as long as two hours all for the same cost as a traditional visit. here is how it works. after a one-on-one physical exam with the doctor, everyone signs a privacy agreement. >> over 55. >> reporter: then the group meets to discuss test results. >> we really need to work on getting that lower. >> reporter: ask questions. and share idea about wellness and prevention and nutrition. >> it's just peanuts and oil. >> there's a lot of
the day as strangers support toward the common goal of better health. dr. nancy snyderman, nbc news. >>> just a generation or two ago, the majority of congressional members shared another title -- war veteran. but since the late 1970s, the number of military men and women in congress has seen a steady decline. in fact, the number who fought in world war ii is now just down to two. nbc's luke russert reports. >> reporter: the last of a generation. they served their country in the second world war then brought a sense of service to the halls of congress. republican ralph hall of texas, the navy. >> i signed up for the same reason everybody else in the united states signed up. we had a war to fight. we had an enemy. >> reporter: democrat john dingell of michigan, the army. >> it really wasn't hard to go. every american, as ralph mentioned, was proud to go. >> i flew the course there. >> reporter: one flew planes. one trained to be an officer. afterwards, both men felt lucky to come home to the g.i. bill and felt an obligation to give back. does it strike you guys that you are the last
. >> part of a reporter by dr. nancy snyderman on internet addiction. author of the new book, the big disconnect, protecting family relationships in the digital age. what do we do about this? these instruments that bring so much ease to our life. they bring so much complexity to our lives. you can't monitor in a family situation. it's impossible to monitor what your children are doing all the time. >> it's actually not impossible. i think one of the big disconnects is that we are so drawn in that you let them take over us and our authority as parents and forget that there ways that we can monitor especially when the children are little. >> you think it lets those parameters that settings sids up for success later? >> the minute you introduce anything to your family, you have to sit down and say this is our responsible use policy. you can watch this on the weekends, but not during the week. when you use this computer, here are the rules. be nice. don't be mean. don't go anywhere we haven't said you can go. post that. it's about taking control. we all adapted so quickly, it's control of
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